Polo match a success

To the Valley News:

The polo match to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care held on Aug. 6 was a big success. Thanks to the community of Westport and surrounding areas for coming out to support a good cause while having fun watching polo. Your generosity and participation continue to make events such as this beneficial to the North Country populations being served.

This benefit would not have happened without the vision and planning of Lonnie Cross of the Adirondack Polo Club and Anne Turek of Westport. Inspired by the life and work of Anne's brother, Bill Leslie, Anne and Lonnie put together the first Leslie Cup in 2010. We hope it will continue as an annual event.

A special thank you to Eric and Dawn Gay of Ernie’s Market for getting up early to prepare the delicious hot food they served. Thank you to other local businesses and individuals that donated supplies and refreshments: Janice Hainer of Everybody’s Store, Stewart’s, Keeseville Pepsi, Mary Bell, and the Turek / Whalen family. Thank you Laura and Trevor of the Cross Shores Farm, the Adirondack Polo Club and the Sugarbush Polo Club for providing a quality polo experience. Finally, thanks to the volunteers who gave up a beautiful summer afternoon to help: Susie Becker, Norma Goff, Carolyn Golojuch, and Jane TerLouw.

Cynthia Fairbanks

Community Outreach Coordinator

High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care

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